OBITUARY

John McCain Brannen

April 7, 1940November 4, 2019

Age 79 of Morris, formerly of Bangor, Michigan and Schereville, Indiana, passed away Monday November 4, 2019 at The Parc of Joliet.

Born April 7, 1940 in Owensboro, Kentucky, John McCain Brannen was a son of Jesse and Jessie (nee McCain) Brannen. He graduated high school and then joined the United States Army, and served his country honorably from 1960 to 1963. When John was stationed in Korea he would meet Hong S. Yun, whom he married and together they would raise their two sons.

He worked for multiple electric companies, before spending the rest of his working life self-employed as a machinist. John was a tinkerer, and enjoyed figuring out how things work. He loved to cook, was a licensed pilot, and a Chicago Bears Fan.

Survivors include his two sons: John (Angela) Brannen II of Morris, and Michael (Nancy) Brannen of Waterford, Wisconsin; five grandchildren: Aaron and Alex Brannen, Daniel (Tiffany) Brannen, Miranda (Trevor) Weinkauf, and Ethan Brannen; six great grandchildren: Sophi, Addison, Lillianna, Brexton, Beau, and Bennet; one brother and three sisters: Mary (Dave) Coomes of Owensboro, Kentucky, Juanita Brannen of St. Joseph, Kentucky, Jesse (Susan) Brannen of Jacksonville, Texas, and Sally Brannen of Murray, Kentucky; as well as several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded by his parents; his wife: Hong S. Brannen on December 30, 2016; two sisters: Bonnie Brannen and Linda McKinney, and one brother in infancy.

Funeral services are currently under arrangement, and a full obituary will be made available once it is ready.

John will be laid to rest with his wife at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland, Oregon.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share John's memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com Funeral services and arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815) 942-2500 and Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Portland, Oregon (503) 292-6611.

Please visit the guestbook portion of this site and enter a special memory or message. Thank you.

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Age 79 of Morris, formerly of Bangor, Michigan and Schereville, Indiana, passed away Monday November 4, 2019 at The Parc of Joliet.

Born April 7, 1940 in Owensboro, Kentucky, John McCain Brannen was a son of Jesse and Jessie (nee McCain) Brannen. He graduated high school and then joined the United States Army, and served his country honorably from 1960 to 1963. When John was stationed in Korea he would meet Hong S. Yun, whom he married and together they would raise their two sons.

He worked for multiple electric companies, before spending the rest of his working life self-employed as a machinist. John was a tinkerer, and enjoyed figuring out how things work. He loved to cook, was a licensed pilot, and a Chicago Bears Fan.

Survivors include his two sons: John (Angela) Brannen II of Morris, and Michael (Nancy) Brannen of Waterford, Wisconsin; five grandchildren: Aaron and Alex Brannen, Daniel (Tiffany) Brannen, Miranda (Trevor) Weinkauf, and Ethan Brannen; six great grandchildren: Sophi, Addison, Lillianna, Brexton, Beau, and Bennet; one brother and three sisters: Mary (Dave) Coomes of Owensboro, Kentucky, Juanita Brannen of St. Joseph, Kentucky, Jesse (Susan) Brannen of Jacksonville, Texas, and Sally Brannen of Murray, Kentucky; as well as several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded by his parents; his wife: Hong S. Brannen on December 30, 2016; two sisters: Bonnie Brannen and Linda McKinney, and one brother in infancy.

Funeral services are currently under arrangement, and a full obituary will be made available once it is ready.

John will be laid to rest with his wife at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland, Oregon.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share John's memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements are being made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815) 942-2500 and Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Portland, Oregon (503) 292-6611.

Please visit the guestbook portion of this site and enter a special memory or message. Thank you.